Deadline Assault (1979)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   MPAA Rating - R
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The eternally victimized Elizabeth Montgomery is the star of Act of Violence. She plays a recently divorced newswoman whose world is shattered by a gang mugging (an astonishingly brutal sequence for a TV movie). The injuries subside, but Montgomery must heal her emotional wounds--and also reassess her liberal attitudes towards the rights of criminals. She is incapable of rational thought under the circumstances, and transforms into a vengeful bigot. The working title of Act of Violence was The Victim...Anatomy of a Mugging.

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arrest, attack, gangster, rape, stalking, victim, violence